Volume 090420 | September 4, 2020
Your weekly news & updates
What do YOU think about Taylor parks?
The City of Taylor is planning improvements to its parks system for the next few years. Here is your chance to have your say!
You can learn about the plan by clicking http://www.ci.taylor.tx.us/989/2020-Parks-Master-Plan. The survey will start by giving you an overview of planned renovations (keeping YOU in the know) and asking if you agree with those priorities or if you would prefer different ones.
It is VERY important that people take the time to complete the surveys!!
Please take a moment and do it now!
On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Chamber welcomed Northview Christian Church at 2900 N Main St. They celebrated by demonstrating their commitment to the community by hosting a fundraiser for the family of a Taylor Police Officer. You can reach the church by phone at 512-352-5611 or find them on Facebook HERE. The congregation is under the leadership of Ron Braley. Learn about their plans for a Community-wide multi-cultural praise and prayer day on Sept. 13, below.
Chamber Calendar
Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 am--Finance meeting
Monday, Sept.14, 5:15--Board meeting
Monday, Sept. 21, noon--Monthly Chamber "Luncheon" Taylor ISD Superintendent Keith Brown, speaker. Sponsored by Citizens National Bank
Thursday, Sept. 24, 7:30 am--Funding meeting
Thursday, Oct. 8, 8 am--Finance meeting
Information & Education
Strong Towns webinar is Sept. 17, you're invited
The City of Taylor encourages every resident to learn about the "Strong Towns" approach that is directing the 2020 City of Taylor Comprehensive Plan at a webinar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.
Municipalities across North America are dealing with tightening budgets and a growing list of unfunded infrastructure obligations, including routine maintenance and replacement of roads and utilities, creating more strain on local governments and local services.
In this presentation, Charles Marohn will highlight the most powerful stories in his book, Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, and uses those insights to highlight a path to community prosperity that’s as unique as your place.
To learn more about this approach, see the Strong Towns website at https://www.strongtowns.org/. Marohn's book is available at the Taylor Public Library (you can check it out with their curbside service) and online through various book sellers.
The presentation will be broadcast on the City's website: https://www.ci.taylor.tx.us/660/Taylor-Videos.
Work the polls
Elections cannot happen without people willing to work them (yes, many poll workers are paid). If you would like to register to be a Williamson County poll worker during early voting which starts Oct. 13 or on election day, Nov. 3, download THIS form, fill it out and return it to the address on the form as soon as possible.
Blood drive
Baylor Scott and White and the Taylor Rotary Club will host a blood drive at the hospital 12:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Donors will receive a neck tubular/headband and COVID antibody testing results will be available upon request.
Appointments are strongly recommended and masks are required.
To set your appointment ,go online to www.BSWBlood.com or call 254-724-4376.
Tickets available for $12 from any Taylor Rotarian or at the Chamber, 1519 N. Main St. 9 a.m.-Noon and 1-5 p.m. closed periodically, for meetings off site.
Taylor ISD focus
of next 'luncheon'
Taylor ISD Superintendent Keith Brown will speak to the Chamber at its Zoom "Luncheon" Monday, Sept. 21.
Brown will bring us up-to-date on how the school year has started for local public school students. Watch for the link to participate as we get closer to the date.